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Old 02-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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1 pc. Driveshaft

Has any one replaced their stock drive shaft with the light weight 1 PCM drive shaft. Is it worth the $700 bucks?
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Has any one replaced their stock drive shaft with the light weight 1 PCM drive shaft. Is it worth the $700 bucks?
Are you looking to travel speeds in excess of 130 plus where legally applicable of course. Lol
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He might just want a lighter driveshaft
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He might just want a lighter driveshaft
How much less does the one piece weigh compared to the stock two piece?
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I'm not sure, I knw it was discussed in another thread
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How much less does the one piece weigh compared to the stock two piece?
From what I've read it's like 29lbs lighter
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I'm not sure, I knw it was discussed in another thread
Thanks cool. Yeah, the OP might want it lighter. If that's the case the real question they have to ask themselves is the following : Is he or she willing to shell out 700 bucks to loose maybe 30 pounds off the vehicle. Is that important enough to the OP to spend that kind of money.
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Maybe it's the whole snapping thing that they are worried about... That's what's got me spending the $$$$$... And supposedly you can shave .2 seconds off your 1/4 time so technicly it would be a performance upgrade
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Thanks cool. Yeah, the OP might want it lighter. If that's the case the real question they have to ask themselves is the following : Is he or she willing to shell out 700 bucks to loose maybe 30 pounds off the vehicle. Is that important enough to the OP to spend that kind of money.
I guess my question is do you notice a difference in performance?
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Thanks cool. Yeah, the OP might want it lighter. If that's the case the real question they have to ask themselves is the following : Is he or she willing to shell out 700 bucks to loose maybe 30 pounds off the vehicle. Is that important enough to the OP to spend that kind of money.
Its 30lbs of rotational weight, not the same as a 30lbs lighter driver. Actually i heard it was 47lbs for stock, 21-22 for one piece. So 25lbs. That's about 47% less weight to rotate. This will slightly help hp and mpg's. Is it worth it? I truly don't know, but I will probably get one.

IF it saved you 1 mpg... (which I dont know if it would)... Lets say you currently avg 25mpg and say fuel cost $3.50gal. You are paying 14cents per mile (its a 14 gal tank right). Well lets say your mpgs got to 26mpg, then you would be paying roughly 13.5cents a gal. Thats about half a penny for each mile. So if the driveshaft cost $700, according to this logic, it will pay for itself after 130, 000 miles. I plan on keeping mine forever so I think ts worth it in the long run
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I guess my question is do you notice a difference in performance?
I actually have no idea. I am currently running on the stock 2 piece driveshaft. I would spend the 700 bucks if I wanted the peace of mind knowing it was safer traveling in excess speeds of 135 MPH plus. Since I have very little interest in traveling speeds of that I have no intention of spending 700 dollars on this particular mod. If I was racing track for money where the difference in a win can be 1 tenth second, then if you can pick up two tenths second with the one piece it would be worth it. I have no idea if one would feel the difference in pickup or throw back in seat feeling from a gain of 2 tenths second.
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I actually have no idea. I am currently running on the stock 2 piece driveshaft. I would spend the 700 bucks if I wanted the peace of mind knowing it was safer traveling in excess speeds of 135 MPH plus. Since I have very little interest in traveling speeds of that I have no intention of spending 700 dollars on this particular mod. If I was racing track for money where the difference in a win can be 1 tenth second, then if you can pick up two tenths second with the one piece it would be worth it. I have no idea if one would feel the difference in pickup or throw back in seat feeling from a gain of 2 tenths second.
Well what I'm planning on doing was to get the 1 PCM drive shaft 3.73 gears and a tuner to get more performance out of my baby.
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Well what I'm planning on doing was to get the 1 PCM drive shaft 3.73 gears and a tuner to get more performance out of my baby.
It definitely helps a lot if you have upgraded tires and different gears. Even if you have everything stock it helps a lot.
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Well what I'm planning on doing was to get the 1 PCM drive shaft 3.73 gears and a tuner to get more performance out of my baby.
Sounds good. You will love the performance tuner. I'm looking to get gears myself. I hear shaft master makes a really good one piece aluminum driveshaft and I saw on there website it costs around 600. They had a 50 off last month to bring it down to around 550.
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Sounds good. You will love the performance tuner. I'm looking to get gears myself. I hear shaft master makes a really good one piece aluminum driveshaft and I saw on there website it costs around 600. They had a 50 off last month to bring it down to around 550.
I called shaft master and they don't make one for the 2011 + v6 anymore at least.
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I called shaft master and they don't make one for the 2011 + v6 anymore at least.
Wow. I had no idea. Thank you for the good information. I wonder why
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Wow. I had no idea. Thank you for the good information. I wonder why
The drive shaft shop makes one and it's 650-700 then American muscle has one but they are always sold out of them. Its not on the drive shaft shop website though you either have to call them or email them.
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Wow. I had no idea. Thank you for the good information. I wonder why
They said they can't get a specific part need to build the shaft
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They said they can't get a specific part need to build the shaft
Thanks for the info bro. Interesting
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What does a twisted off one look like????

OH!!!


Talk about a great design. I'm wondering why they would even think of something like this.

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OH!!!

Talk about a great design. I'm wondering why they would even think of something like this.

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What did yours snap at?
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This is a picture I found on another site. I don't know how it twisted off like that but looking at how it is made i'm wondering: What could possibly go wrong

I have heard of them twisting off like this on a Dyno . I'm wondering if this one was one of them.

I'll start looking to find where the picture originated.

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This is a picture I found on another site. I don't know how it twisted off like that but looking at how it is made i'm wondering: What could possibly go wrong

I have heard of them twisting off like this on a Dyno . I'm wondering if this one was one of them.

I'll start looking to find where the picture originated.

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I've seen the same thing it was twisted exactly like that and it was in a guys trunk. His was on a dyno too. I think the metal is just to thin and weak. Like the driveshaft has two strong points with a weak spot between. Because its not twisting at the joint its in the middle. Idk its weird
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I've seen the same thing it was twisted exactly like that and it was in a guys trunk. His was on a dyno too. I think the metal is just to thin and weak. Like the driveshaft has two strong points with a weak spot between. Because its not twisting at the joint its in the middle. Idk its weird
Just a bad idea by ford if u ask me.
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Just a bad idea by ford if u ask me.
I know really. How much more money could it of cost The Ford Corporation to install a one piece aluminum driveshaft. The two piece has a cost and a one piece could not be that much more. Heck, there buying in bulk for sake, 100,000 plus units. Ford could make there own aluminum driveshaft . Its a piece of freaking aluminum.
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I know really. How much more money could it of cost The Ford Corporation to install a one piece aluminum driveshaft. The two piece has a cost and a one piece could not be that much more. Heck, there buying in bulk for sake, 100,000 plus units. Ford could make there own aluminum driveshaft . Its a piece of freaking aluminum.
I know. Especially sense a new two piece is like 500 and a new aluminum one is 700. But the gt has a two piece too but I haven't heard anything about one of those snapping?
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I know really. How much more money could it of cost The Ford Corporation to install a one piece aluminum driveshaft. The two piece has a cost and a one piece could not be that much more. Heck, there buying in bulk for sake, 100,000 plus units. Ford could make there own aluminum driveshaft . Its a piece of freaking aluminum.
Ford must have got one hell of a kick back when they got these shafts made
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I know. Especially sense a new two piece is like 500 and a new aluminum one is 700. But the gt has a two piece too but I haven't heard anything about one of those snapping?
Yeah and you figure the aluminum driveshaft that AM sells for around 700 there the middle man. AM is not even the manufacturer of the driveshaft so there is mark up in that. So can you imagine if Ford was buying aluminum driveshafts directly from the manufacturer at 100,000 plus units. It would be way cheaper than 700. Or, just use the stronger two piece driveshaft from the GT. That costs like what 20 dollars more to make. The v6 driveshaft is the same install price as a v8 driveshaft. What ever Ford pays for the two piece v6 driveshaft it can only be a few dollars less than the two piece v8 driveshaft
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Yeah and you figure the aluminum driveshaft that AM sells for around 700 there the middle man. AM is not even the manufacturer of the driveshaft so there is mark up in that. So can you imagine if Ford was buying aluminum driveshafts directly from the manufacturer at 100,000 plus units. It would be way cheaper than 700. Or, just use the stronger two piece driveshaft from the GT. That costs like what 20 dollars more to make. The v6 driveshaft is the same install price as a v8 driveshaft. What ever Ford pays for the two piece v6 driveshaft it can only be a few dollars less than the two piece v8 driveshaft
Exactly it really doesn't make sense. I know I think AM gets it from the drive shaft shop and theirs is even more expensive. I don't get it with everything in the v6 is the same as the gt why is the driveshaft not the same. I guess its just a money making thing. Even after they upgraded it in 13 it still sucks. Hopefully they figure out something or start giving everyone good drive shafts if everyone's keeps snapping thatd be nice.
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Exactly it really doesn't make sense. I know I think AM gets it from the drive shaft shop and theirs is even more expensive. I don't get it with everything in the v6 is the same as the gt why is the driveshaft not the same. I guess its just a money making thing. Even after they upgraded it in 13 it still sucks. Hopefully they figure out something or start giving everyone good drive shafts if everyone's keeps snapping thatd be nice.
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